RECORD BROKEN ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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Colonel Horace A. Hanes with his F-100C, Super Saber, at Edwards 
AFB, California after setting a supersonic speed record.


U.S. Air Force pilot Colonel Hanes, flew to Mach 1.25 at an altitude of 
40,000 feet and broke the flight airspeed record at 822.135 mph at the 
National Air Show. This was the first supersonic world speed record. It 
was also the first speed record set at high altitude. All speed records
in the past were set close to the ground for measurement purposes,
  

 

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The Mackay Trophy is awarded yearly by the U.S. Air Force
for the "most meritorious
flight of the year".

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